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Jennifer Harshman

Jennifer Harshman - Editor

Greater Chicagoland Area

Overview

I'm a line editor and copy editor, proofreader, and coach who supports authors through the process—even after publication. If you're looking for great results and a solid author-editor relationship, contact me to see if we're a good fit for each other. My clients stick with me because they are thrilled with the results and the relationship we create together.

Services
Fiction
Christian Historical Fiction Inspirational
Non-Fiction
Business & Management Career Guides Economics Education & Reference Health & wellbeing Parenting & Families Psychology Self-help & Self-improvement

Work experience

Owner

HarshmanServices.com
January, 2009 – Present (over 8 years)

Freelance line editing and proofreading books and blogs.

Portfolio (19 selected works)

A Land To Call Her Own: A Novel

Julie Pollitt

Tess Porter set out across the country to start a new life with her estranged father on the dangerous Colorado Territory frontier. When she arrives in Denver City to a tragedy, she struggles to keep her dream alive. Ian Bidwell spent most of his life ransacking the dreams of others, until he met Christ. He severs ties from his overbearing uncle, a man desperate for Tess’s land, and offers to h... read more

Tess Porter set out across the country to start a new life with her estranged father on the dangerous Colorado Territory frontier. When she arrives in Denver City to a tragedy, she struggles to keep her dream alive. Ian Bidwell spent most of his life ransacking the dreams of others, until he met Christ. He severs ties from his overbearing uncle, a man desperate for Tess’s land, and offers to h... read more

Surviving the Flier

R. J. Hughes

Based on numerous interviews, letters, official reports and logs from the Navy, in addition to the unpublished memoirs of the main character, Surviving the Flier tells the story of the only submariners to escape their sinking submarine, elude capture by the enemy, and return home during WWII. Submarines were the most dangerous branch of the Navy in WWII, killing one out of five men who volunte... read more

Based on numerous interviews, letters, official reports and logs from the Navy, in addition to the unpublished memoirs of the main character, Surviving the Flier tells the story of the only submariners to escape their sinking submarine, elude capture by the enemy, and return home during WWII. Submarines were the most dangerous branch of the Navy in WWII, killing one out of five men who volunte... read more

Conquer the Entrepreneur's Kryptonite: Simple Strategic Planning for You and Your Business

James Woosley

This is a book for people with ideas.Do you make plans that never get implemented? Are they overly complicated and fail because you simply can't stop planning until it’s perfect? Or do you refuse to plan because you care only about getting things done, but end up failing and causing chaos for those closest to you (spouse, partners, teammates, etc.)? Do you end up reworking projects instead of ... read more

This is a book for people with ideas.Do you make plans that never get implemented? Are they overly complicated and fail because you simply can't stop planning until it’s perfect? Or do you refuse to plan because you care only about getting things done, but end up failing and causing chaos for those closest to you (spouse, partners, teammates, etc.)? Do you end up reworking projects instead of ... read more

The Gluten-Free Way: My Way: A Guide to Gluten-Free Cooking

Adrienne Z. Milligan, William Maltese

This is a book that needs to be read by those who must live Gluten-Free (because they have life-threatening allergies to wheat-based products), as well as those who just want to eat better. Included are first-person accounts of the difficulties involved in ridding oneself of gluten, plus many scrumptious recipes, and lists of informative websites, support groups, articles, and retail establish... read more

This is a book that needs to be read by those who must live Gluten-Free (because they have life-threatening allergies to wheat-based products), as well as those who just want to eat better. Included are first-person accounts of the difficulties involved in ridding oneself of gluten, plus many scrumptious recipes, and lists of informative websites, support groups, articles, and retail establish... read more

Blue Sky Days

Marie Landry

Emma Ward has always been the type of girl to approach life with a plan, but at nineteen, she's drifting aimlessly. She's spent so long trying to be perfect, and now she doesn’t have an identity beyond that. Desperate for a change, Emma jumps at the chance to leave Toronto and move in with her free-spirited Aunt Daisy in a town that makes Emma feel like she's stepped back in time. Immediately ... read more

Emma Ward has always been the type of girl to approach life with a plan, but at nineteen, she's drifting aimlessly. She's spent so long trying to be perfect, and now she doesn’t have an identity beyond that. Desperate for a change, Emma jumps at the chance to leave Toronto and move in with her free-spirited Aunt Daisy in a town that makes Emma feel like she's stepped back in time. Immediately ... read more

As You Wish

Cathy Jackson

Daniel Templeman is an accomplished actor with three wonderful children. The only thing missing in his life is his wife. She was taken from him too soon.Elizabeth Seraphim is a woman running from the loss of her husband. She and her children move to a new country, hoping for a fresh start. Her children and God are her world. A chance meeting in the rain could give them both everything they did... read more

Daniel Templeman is an accomplished actor with three wonderful children. The only thing missing in his life is his wife. She was taken from him too soon.Elizabeth Seraphim is a woman running from the loss of her husband. She and her children move to a new country, hoping for a fresh start. Her children and God are her world. A chance meeting in the rain could give them both everything they did... read more

Bloom

Cathy Jackson

My name is Phoenix Swartz. I am trapped in a nightmare marriage of fear and abuse and cannot escape my tyrant husband. Charles Swartz was abusive and demanding. He ruled my life with a leather strap and harsh words. The physical and mental abuse I suffered at his hands made me hate and fear him.Death would be the only thing that could release me from our marriage.I've met a man named John West... read more

My name is Phoenix Swartz. I am trapped in a nightmare marriage of fear and abuse and cannot escape my tyrant husband. Charles Swartz was abusive and demanding. He ruled my life with a leather strap and harsh words. The physical and mental abuse I suffered at his hands made me hate and fear him.Death would be the only thing that could release me from our marriage.I've met a man named John West... read more

Blossom: a Bloom novella (Bloom Series Book 2)

Cathy Jackson

We had come so far from when we first met. She would shy away from me, from my touch. Her husband, Charles, both mentally and physically abused her.With his death, Phoenix could finally heal and start blooming. I try not to show the hurt I feel when she sees Charles when she looks at me. I am her husband now and the care and devotion I have for her will win her to me. I hope…

We had come so far from when we first met. She would shy away from me, from my touch. Her husband, Charles, both mentally and physically abused her.With his death, Phoenix could finally heal and start blooming. I try not to show the hurt I feel when she sees Charles when she looks at me. I am her husband now and the care and devotion I have for her will win her to me. I hope…

Challenge Accepted!: A Simple Strategy for Living Life on Purpose

James Woosley

In 2013, James Woosley pursued 40 goals before his 40th birthday. He didn't realize it would end up being the most intentional year of his life. This book is about his journey, but more importantly, it's about yours.PURPOSE - You live your life differently when you have a mission, even if you still don't understand the "meaning of life." Defining a collection of goals is a purpose, if only to ... read more

In 2013, James Woosley pursued 40 goals before his 40th birthday. He didn't realize it would end up being the most intentional year of his life. This book is about his journey, but more importantly, it's about yours.PURPOSE - You live your life differently when you have a mission, even if you still don't understand the "meaning of life." Defining a collection of goals is a purpose, if only to ... read more

Lovely, Brave and Brilliant: A Woman's Guide to Happiness, Courage and Living the Life You Desire

Cindi C. Rose

No more hesitating and hiding from your dreams. It's time to have the confidence, happiness &clarity you need to start living your ideal life! Does it seem like there's never a good time to finally say "yes" to your dreams? It's as if somehow, as a woman with obligations, you don't have the right to be fulfilled. "Lovely, Brave and Brilliant" dares to show you a different way; that you can be ... read more

No more hesitating and hiding from your dreams. It's time to have the confidence, happiness &clarity you need to start living your ideal life! Does it seem like there's never a good time to finally say "yes" to your dreams? It's as if somehow, as a woman with obligations, you don't have the right to be fulfilled. "Lovely, Brave and Brilliant" dares to show you a different way; that you can be ... read more

Broken (Bloom Series Book 3)

Cathy Jackson

At best love is complicated with one man. I have two.One is my fiance and the other is his brother.Both want to win my heart. But I want what God wants.I can only hope He knows what's best, live in His will, and follow His teachings. My name is Evelyn Miller.This is the story of how I became a Westerling.

At best love is complicated with one man. I have two.One is my fiance and the other is his brother.Both want to win my heart. But I want what God wants.I can only hope He knows what's best, live in His will, and follow His teachings. My name is Evelyn Miller.This is the story of how I became a Westerling.

After the Fall (The Narrow Gate Book 1)

Janean Worth

AFTER THE FALL is the prequel to THE NARROW GATE. Centuries after the Fall, the world is a different place than it used to be... When she suddenly becomes a Stray, Kara is forced to flee the relative safety of GateWide in order to avoid becoming a slave to the cruel Sovereign. Hunted deep into the wilds by the Sovereign's Enforcers, Kara must find a way to survive, relying only on her own scar... read more

AFTER THE FALL is the prequel to THE NARROW GATE. Centuries after the Fall, the world is a different place than it used to be... When she suddenly becomes a Stray, Kara is forced to flee the relative safety of GateWide in order to avoid becoming a slave to the cruel Sovereign. Hunted deep into the wilds by the Sovereign's Enforcers, Kara must find a way to survive, relying only on her own scar... read more

Five Coffees (Five Series Book 1)

Cathy Jackson

Tavora Kar is a young woman who has known love and loss. Seeking isolation and solitude as a balm against the pain, she spends her days poring over dusty tomes of the town's history as a means to fill her time and the emptiness in her heart.Luke R’Phael is a popular actor who loves his family and his craft with equal passion. Given a week to get some “local flavor” for his next role, he finds ... read more

Tavora Kar is a young woman who has known love and loss. Seeking isolation and solitude as a balm against the pain, she spends her days poring over dusty tomes of the town's history as a means to fill her time and the emptiness in her heart.Luke R’Phael is a popular actor who loves his family and his craft with equal passion. Given a week to get some “local flavor” for his next role, he finds ... read more

Conquer Your Kryptonite Workbook: A Workbook for the Simple Strategic Planning Framework

James Woosley

This workbook is the companion to Conquer the Entrepreneur's Kryptonite: Simple Strategic Planning for You and Your Business. What is it that you want to achieve? Whatever it is, it’s not going to be easy. Not if it’s something BIG worth doing right. But it can be made easier, and in doing so, make it look like it was easy to anyone who didn’t see the blood and sweat you poured into your idea.... read more

This workbook is the companion to Conquer the Entrepreneur's Kryptonite: Simple Strategic Planning for You and Your Business. What is it that you want to achieve? Whatever it is, it’s not going to be easy. Not if it’s something BIG worth doing right. But it can be made easier, and in doing so, make it look like it was easy to anyone who didn’t see the blood and sweat you poured into your idea.... read more

The 100X Life: 7 Simple Daily Habits That Will Transform Your Life, Unlock Your Greatest Potential, and Create a Life Beyond Your Wildest Dreams!

Stephen Skinner

“Still other seed fell on fertile soil. The seed grew and produced a crop that was a hundred times as much as had been planted!” Luke 8:8 (NLT)Have you ever wondered what was in God’s mind when he created you? What perfection and plan did he create you for? He saw you and he saw all you could be through the power of his supernatural grace. Are you living up to that potential?You weren’t meant ... read more

“Still other seed fell on fertile soil. The seed grew and produced a crop that was a hundred times as much as had been planted!” Luke 8:8 (NLT)Have you ever wondered what was in God’s mind when he created you? What perfection and plan did he create you for? He saw you and he saw all you could be through the power of his supernatural grace. Are you living up to that potential?You weren’t meant ... read more

Moments of Truth - Eight years, no kids ... she got the house.

Sandra D. Bricker

INSPY Awards NomineeBricker’s novel is full of friendship and surprises, as well as a healthy dose of love and romance…Fair warning, there’s a slightly higher amount of romantic heat than is in most inspirational novels, although it is all handled tastefully.” -- 4 STARS from RT Book Reviews"It's about women and their relationships -- both within and without. I especially appreciate the fact t... read more

INSPY Awards NomineeBricker’s novel is full of friendship and surprises, as well as a healthy dose of love and romance…Fair warning, there’s a slightly higher amount of romantic heat than is in most inspirational novels, although it is all handled tastefully.” -- 4 STARS from RT Book Reviews"It's about women and their relationships -- both within and without. I especially appreciate the fact t... read more

When it's Too Dark to See the Light (When it's . . . Book 2)

J. Evan Johnson

Where did she go?Two years after the events of When it’s Too Late to Tell, Mark and Jade Cooke, find themselves in the best position of their ten year marriage. Mark loves Jade and Jade loves Mark, but for Mark, there is still a lingering feeling that his inadequacies will not allow him to be truly happy. Having lost his job and any hope of once again becoming the great teacher he once was, Ma... read more

Where did she go?Two years after the events of When it’s Too Late to Tell, Mark and Jade Cooke, find themselves in the best position of their ten year marriage. Mark loves Jade and Jade loves Mark, but for Mark, there is still a lingering feeling that his inadequacies will not allow him to be truly happy. Having lost his job and any hope of once again becoming the great teacher he once was, Ma... read more

The One Time, Many a Time Incident

J. Evan Johnson

Could you forgive?Grayson wonders if he is a monster. His best friend is gone, and the love of his life despises him. He is all alone, save one seemingly always available psychologist …Jillian stares out the window on what is supposed to be the most important day of her life. She’s pained over a lost love, and there’s a terrible secret in her past that could end any and every possibility of an... read more

Could you forgive?Grayson wonders if he is a monster. His best friend is gone, and the love of his life despises him. He is all alone, save one seemingly always available psychologist …Jillian stares out the window on what is supposed to be the most important day of her life. She’s pained over a lost love, and there’s a terrible secret in her past that could end any and every possibility of an... read more

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